Robbery suspect shoots and kills cop

A policeman was shot dead in Hluhluwe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, moments after arresting six men who attempted to rob the local municipal offices.

A policeman was shot dead in Hluhluwe, northern KwaZulu-Natal, moments after arresting six men who attempted to rob the local municipal offices.

Police said yesterday four men held up and disarmed a security guard outside the offices on Wednesday. However, an eyewitness alerted the police, who responded promptly and arrested the suspects. As Inspector Emmanuel Thabethe, 44, was opening the door of the police van, one of the men shot him. - Sapa

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